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Three Wicklow Beaches Retain Blue Flags For 2022.

Beaches in Wicklow have been awarded Blue Flags for 2022.

Brittas Bay North, Brittas Bay South, and Greystones South are among 85 beaches and 10 marinas nationwide that will have blue flags this Summer, with 62 beaches also receiving Green Coast Awards.

Beaches must meet certain water quality directives as established by the EU to receive a blue flag for the bathing season.

This year, seven new beaches were added from the list in 2021.

They are:

Fountainstown and Youghal Front Strand in Cork
Balcarrick, Donabate and Rush Front Strand in Dublin
Ballybunion North in Kerry
Ballymoney North in Wexford

Trá Inis Oirr on the Aran Islands has been awarded with a blue flag for the first time.

Five beaches also LOST the blue flag they were awarded last year.

The South Promenade in Bray, Cregane Strand in Cork, Kinvara in Galway and Carrowmore and Clare Island beaches - both in Mayo.

Meanwhile, 62 beaches were awarded Green Coast awards, which recognise clean environment, water quality and natural beauty.

Ballynamona Beach in Cork has been handed a Green Coast Award for the first time this year.

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